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motor torpedo boat

[′mōd·ər tȯr′pēd·ō ‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A motor boat 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters) long and capable of speeds of about 60 knots (110 kilometers per hour), armed with two to four torpedo tubes, machine and antiaircraft guns, and depth charges. Also known as mosquito boat; PT boat.
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Remember that in 1967, Israel's fighters and motor torpedo boats had to get close to use their on-board weapons against a target.
They were aided and abetted by US President Lyndon Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, who personally recalled separate flights of fighters launched from the 6th Fleet's aircraft carriers USS Saratoga and USS America, fighters whose arrival over the USS Liberty would have saved most American lives and cost the Israelis a number of aircraft and motor torpedo boats.
Bulkeley, commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, had received advance warning of the attack and started moving his squadron away from the confines of the shipyard for the open waters of Manila Bay.
Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 answered to Admiral Thomas C.
One veteran at the Cenotaph was Chris Walsh, 85, who served in the Royal Navy on motor torpedo boats between 1938 and 1945, and then spent another seven years in the merchant navy.
The RCN provided 110 ships of various types--destroyers, corvettes, motor torpedo boats and minesweepers--three flotillas of landing craft and the landing ships Prince David and Prince Henry.
Motor torpedo boats were built in the Menai during World War II.
Mr Haines, who lives in Weddington, Nuneaton, served on two naval motor torpedo boats for five years during the Second World War.
At Dakaar and Casablanca, the French again refused to scuttle or surrender and the British attacked with motor torpedo boats, damaging two more battleships.
The Royal Navy had 18 Motor Torpedo Boats in service when war came in 1939.